Tree planting in Sri Lanka

Photo credit: IWMI

Ranjith Ratnayake, Country Co-ordinator, Sri Lanka Water Partnership, plants a tree at the Biodiversity Study Park in Talawatugoda (photo: Renuka Jeya Raj/IWMI).

SLWP celebrates World Environment Day with tree planting campaigns

The Sri Lanka Water Partnership (SLWP) celebrated World Environment Day 2015 on Friday 5 June with a tree planting ceremony at the Biodiversity Study Park in Talawatugoda.

About 15 fruit trees including mango, kumbuk and mee, were planted as an initial step. SLWP was partnered by the Sri Lanka Land Reclamation and Development Corporation in this event, in which IWMI also participated. “We strongly support catchment and river bank conservation. World Environment Day gave us the opportunity to actively promote this commitment,” said Ranjith Ratnayake, Country Coordinator, SLWP.

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Author: Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.

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